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March 2018

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NANOMEDICINES – V-Smart® Nanomedicines: Non-Invasive Targeted Brain Therapeutics for CNS Diseases

Susan Rosenbaum, JD, and Irwin Hollander, PhD, present a unique and novel solution to this greatest challenge in medicine for brain disease treatment, considered the “Holy Grail of Neuroscience,” with their breakthrough innovation.

FEATURES

3D PRINTING – 3D Printed Drugs Hold Great Potential for Personalized Medicine

Contributor Cindy H. Dubin explores 3D printed drugs in the wake of a milestone in the pharma industry when Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ Spritam (levetiracetam) tablets became the first FDA-approved prescription drug product manufactured using 3D printing technology.

DNA THERAPEUTICS – DNAbilize-ING Antisense

Peter Nielsen, MBA, explains how his company’s candidates are differentiated from those in development at other companies by the type of modification to the antisense molecule and the method by which it is conveyed to its target cell.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – NanOlogy: Submicron Particle Platform Transforms Systemic Chemotherapy Into Local Delivery

Marc Iacobucci, Managing Director of NanOlogy, discusses his company’s technology, clinical program, and efforts to transform cancer therapy.

GAS-POWERED DELIVERY – Innovating Injectable Devices to Deliver Today’s Pharmaceuticals

Steven Kaufman believes that with autoinjectors in high demand by the biopharma industry, gas-powered delivery systems may have the solution to many of the difficulties the industry is facing.

GLOBAL REPORT – 2017 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 1, a Global Review

In part 1 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on the macro aspects of the 2017 product approvals.

INTRADERMAL DELIVERY – New Technology Brings Simplicity & Scalability to Intradermal Drug Delivery

Boris Stoeber, PhD, Sahan Ranamukha, PhD, and Rory St. Clair describe the Microdermics technology and its improvements over the conventional subcutaneous route of administration.

SCALE-UP & MANUFACTURING – Smart Formulation, Processing & Engineering Solutions to Solve Drug Product Scale-Up & Manufacturing Challenges With Minimum to No Regulatory Impact

Anil Kane, PhD, MBA, explains how many smart formulation process or engineering solutions can be applied to overcome challenges of the material properties to successfully manufacture quality products at the development and commercial scale with minimum to no clinical or regulatory impact.

SPECIAL FEATURE – Improving Bioavailability & Solubility: A Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Approach

Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several innovative companies on their science, techniques, and technologies aimed at improving bioavailability and solubility.

NASAL DELIVERY – A Promising Route of Drug Delivery to the Brain: Scientific Considerations

Vinayak Pathak, MPharm, MBA, indicates after reviewing clinical experiments published in this area, it is evident that formulation design, altering the physico-chemical properties of the drug, addition of absorption enhancers, and mucoadhesive polymers did result in higher bioavailability of drugs in animal models via the nasal route when compared to parenteral administration of the same drug.

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